Jean Robertson 
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Re: “Questions Swirl Around Zoo Tax Measure

this article says that the "zoo currently receives public support solely from the City of Oakland". That is simply not true. They receive $700,000 per year from the East Bay Regional Park District as well as having received bond monies from past years. They get lots and lots of public money already. Did the reporter do their due diligence?

Is it the poor poor zoo that can't afford to keep up their aging sewer systems and fund their educational programs that is begging for EVEN MORE public money, or is it the big spending zoo that is quite willing to trash the existing sensitive and rare native habitat in order to build their new grandiose expansion theme park about extinct species?? The irony of their project is striking and disturbing.

I say why should we give them an open checkbook? They aren't spending responsibly. When they can come back to the public with a more sensitive, cutting edge, responsible plan that does not trash and pave over the rare and sensitive species on site in OUR public park, then we can consider supporting more funding.

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Posted by Jean Robertson on 10/03/2012 at 10:00 AM

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